Federal cuts forcing lower Head Start enrollment

Federal budget woes are having a major impact on folks here in Michiana, who are trying to send young children to preschool.

Indiana's Head Start programs lost more than 5 percent of its funding, and WKVI reports that several programs are cutting their enrollment.

That puts parents in a tough spot, and it means a lot of children will be going to kindergarten without any preschool education at all.

How it will affect the number of spots in local programs isn't clear yet, but we do know that Marshall-Starke Head Start is now requiring students who live more than 10 miles away from the facility to find their own rides.

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